Rolf Disch, architect and solar pioneer, discusses how to solve some of the biggest challenges of our time with renewable energy, efficient buildings and carbon-free means of transport. He takes the audience on a tour from his early achievements as a solar car inventor and race driver to his latest projects for energy-plus-houses.

With the Heliotrop® Rolf Disch designed the world’s first home with a positive energy balance. He initiated many projects to push renewable energy and efficient buildings in his hometown Freiburg and the world. The Solarsiedlung and the Sonnenschiff, featured in the documentary Home, are the flagships of the ecological neighborhood of Vauban. For the realization of his visionary ideas, he received many prizes including the Global Energy Award.

TEDxFreiburg talk by Rolf Disch (German)


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